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In the nuns’ choir, a chapel with frescoes telling us the history of Noè and the arch. This detail shows also the grottesche.

san maurizio al monastero maggiore milano

The Monastero Maggiore church was built between 1503 and 1518, probably under design of Gian Giacomo Dolcebuono. It is divided into two sectors, one opened to the faithful, and te other only for the nuns.


Completed in 1530 by Cristoforo Lombardo, the dome is 49.7 meters high and 23 meters wide, with grottesca motifs.

santa maria della passione - the dome

Santa Maria della Passione – via Conservatorio 14 – 20122 Milano – Opened Monday to Sunday from 7:45 AM to 12:00 and from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm – No visits allowed during Holy Mass.


This time from outside

san bernardino alle ossa

Tanto per cambiare, Santa Maria Incoronata

Milano, Corso Garibaldi, 6 aprile 2013


Solo qualche immagine    Just a few pictures

Maybe one day we’ll se you back here in Milan

Deux Femmes Courant sur la Plage

Between 1900 and 1901, the Commission approved Ernesto Bazzaro project for Stefano Branca tomb, with a woman representing a soul ascending to the sky.

edicola branca

The original monument was removed in 1908 due to polemics about it, the actual Pietà by Michele Vedani seems static even if probably more suitable for this kind of place.


On the second floor of the Rocchetta, a great variety of decorative arts from Lombardy, including artistic ceramics, antique furniture, and ivories dating from the 4th to the 18th centuries.

sforza castle milan

Here you can find glassware, majolica and china, put in chronological order, from the Middle Ages until the 19th century.

Not far from here…

san simpliciano

Giovanni Bellini – Dall’icona alla storia – fino al 23 febbraio 2013

giovanni bellini





Museo Poldi Pezzoli, via Manzoni 12

una singolare pietà